I began raising chickens in June of 2006. A friend of mine that has Silkies gave me seven Rhode Island Reds from a lot of eggs that here Silkies were hatching. I was hooked real quick. In the spring of 2007 I purchased EasterEgers, Australorps, and Black Sex Links. I built a 16 X 12 chicken coup and now I have more requests for eggs than I can deliver.